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Archive for July, 2014

Outtake – Archival Rucksack

July 22nd, 2014

Thanks to Archival friend and photog Raymond Molinar who sent along this outtake of his Archival Rucksack during a recent shoot for Rising Sun Jeans. I think the bag looks terrific but what I really love is the cotton jacket with knit trim.  Nice snap, Raymond!
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Summer Naturals

July 14th, 2014

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This season Archival is featuring bags – the Shoulder Tote, Roll Top and Day Pack –  in natural 18 oz canvas duck and wallets in undyed, vegetable tan leather.  Summer is the perfect time to experiment with unwaxed fabrics and lighter shades of leather.  Rather than worry about getting these things dirty – document how the darken and gain character when exposed to sun, dirt and indigo.

New Release – Archival Bifold

July 7th, 2014

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We partnered with our favorite small leather goods maker Hollows Leather to produce a new, scaled down Bifold wallet.  To reduce the bulk of a classic Bifold, we slimmed ours down to a few essential features: two card slots and a single, full sized bill slot.  The Archival Bifold is completely hand stitched with wax thread and the edges are beveled and burnished with beeswax.  It comes finished with a wrap of red waxed thread and a discrete AC logo.

Hollows is producing the Archival Bifold in two different Horween leather colors –  a natural Chromexcel and a vegetable tan leather.  Hollows fondly refers to the Natural Chromexcel as a “mellow and desaturated” medium brown.  Vegetable Tan starts out very light but will darken over time as it comes in contact with sun, oils, dirt and indigo.  Here are some production shots of the wallet under construction:

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Summer Repose

July 3rd, 2014

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We just released our July Archival newsletter which features summer essentials, new products, a coupon code and a special Archival Rolltop giveaway. To be added to the list for future mailings, email info@archivalclothing.com.   In the meantime, enjoy the holiday break.